U.S. Center for SafeSport 2022 Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies
by USA Racquetball
The U.S. Center for SafeSport has directed all National Governing Bodies, including USA Racquetball, to update their Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) to new guidelines. The 2022 MAAPP went into effect on January 1, 2022.
USA Racquetball’s full MAAPP policy is located in the SafeSport section of our website. There are also downloadable one-pagers for each of the areas related to the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies: One-on-One Interactions; Meetings and Training Sessions; Athletic Modalities including Rubdowns and Massage; Electronic Communication; Locker Room and Changing Areas; Lodging; and Training/Education.
While not every member is required to complete SafeSport education/training as provided by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, every USAR member is required to abide by the SafeSport Code and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies.
We suggest and recommend that all USAR members familiarize themselves with both, and we encourage all members as well as parents of minor athletes––whether or not they themselves are USAR members––to complete the free SafeSport education.
Knowledge, awareness, and collaboration will make a vital difference in helping keep our young athletes safe as they play the sport they love.
To report a non-sexual SafeSport violation or MAAPP violation, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all matters of a sexual nature, please submit a report directly to the Center for SafeSport. There is no fee associated to filing a report.